This program will give students a chance to explore a wide range of media including collage, painting, drawing, and sculpture. The project is developed in order for students to learn about local Northern New Mexico Chicano Culture/Iconography (i.e. Beautiful landscapes, local wildlife, lowrider cars).
Guests will learn basic mixed media techniques and apply these techniques to complete the project. The Mixed media and culture workshop is designed to give students the tools they need to begin their artistic journey into self-expression, reflection, and creative thinking; while learning about the history of Santa Fe’s magnificent culture and imagery.
The activity will cultivate critical thinking skills, develop hand-eye coordination, build self- confidence, and ultimately create future masterpieces!
ABOUT TODAY’S GUEST ARTIST:
Jessica Ortiz is an experienced Contemporary Artist/Muralist and Community Leader/ Advocate. Born and raised in Santa Fe, NM. Jessica is driven by the love of her community, she is committed to engaging communities and governments in dialogue about how to create viable solutions for the problems that people of color face. Jessica has always been committed to education, empowerment, and the fostering of a strong network.
As an artist, Jessica uses her art as an extension to activism. She is inspiring others to be thought provoking by seeing outside of conventional thinking. In addition to her artistry, Jessica has been recognized by the City of Santa fe for her extraordinary commitment to community Service.
Jessica’s passion for community service can be traced back to working with Alas De Agua Art Collective and Youthworks, where she has spent significant time mentoring, teaching art classes and providing resources/ opportunities for adult and youth BIPOC, immigrant, undocumented, LGTBQ artists who have historically and currently been marginalized and not afforded the same resources. Jessica helps support artistic visions and believes diversity is key in creating a loving community.
**Fine Art Friday Programming is included in Museum Admission**
This project is supported in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Partially funded by the City of Santa Fe Arts & Culture Department and the 1% Lodgers’ Tax